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Visual Effects Society Awards

Visual Effects Society
File:Visual Effects Society (VES) logo.svg
Abbreviation VES
Formation 1997 (1997)[1]

The Visual Effects Society (VES) is the entertainment industry's only organization representing the full breadth of visual effects practitioners including artists, animators, technologists, model makers, educators, studio leaders, supervisors, PR/marketing specialists and producers in all areas of entertainment from film, television and commercials to music videos and games.

Consisting of a diverse group of more than 2,400 members in 20 countries.


The Visual Effects Society (VES) is a professional, honorary society and

  • Members are more than 2,400 artists, technologists and practitioners in the visual effects field
  • Represented in 20 countries, including United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey, India, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, and Brazil
  • Produces the VES Awards Gala (February), Production Summit (October) and more than 25 educational events, reaching an international audience of 10,000+ annually.
  • Nearly 50% of VES members are freelancers or independent contractors
  • Membership currently consists of 20% women.
  • VES members have garnered over a hundred of Oscar and Emmy awards
  • More than 2/3 of members have 11+ years in the visual effects field
  • VES Membership requires at least five years of full time production experience as a visual effects professional and the endorsement of two Visual Effects Society members, or having received one of the industry's top honors.
  • VES circulates news and information to the international audience of over 10,000.

VES Awards

Since 2002, the VES Awards honors film, television, commercials, music videos and video games.



An * denotes a film that also won an Academy Award for Visual Effects.


The VES 50

In 2007, the Visual Effects Society unveiled their list of the 50 most influential films in visual effects. [2] Due to ties, there were actually 51 films in the list. The films were:


External links

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